Rev. Matt Wallis

Rev. Matt Wallis

Senior Pastor - HCLM

Matt was raised in Chicago where he met his wife Lana and they were married in 1999. They have one daughter, Kenna, that graduated high school in 2022. Matt is a die hard St. Louis Cardinals fan, loves mixed martial arts and sailing. He graduated from Concordia seminary in St. Louis in 2000. Matt is also on the board for the Hopper Academy in downtown Sanford.

Rev. Chris Johnson

Rev. Chris Johnson

Family Life Pastor - HCLM

Chris is originally from Iowa. He and his wife Jennifer have two children, Kylie and Carter. Kylie graduated high school in 2022 and Carter will be graduating from HCLA in 2026. Chris was ordained in 2014 through the SMP program at Concordia St. Louis. He loves sports and fishing. Chris started Cancerbank.org to help local families dealing with cancer bills.

Rev. Paul Hoyer

Rev. Paul Hoyer

Pastor Emeritus - HCLM

Paul is the founding pastor of Holy Cross. He helped start the Sharing Center and Oasis. He has been on several local boards and won the Leadership Legend award from Leadership Seminole in 2020. He and his wife Betty have 4 children and 8 grandchildren. He recently retired and enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.

Blake Wright

Blake Wright

Youth Director

Blake is originally from Minnesota and met his wife Emily at college. They were married in 2018. Blake loves hockey and a good cup of coffee. 

Emily Wright

Emily Wright

Kid's Church Director

Emily is originally from Michigan and met her husband Blake at college. She loves kids and animals. They have 3 dogs and love being back in Florida. She also teaches Bible at Holy Cross Lutheran Academy in Sanford.

Charles Patterson

Charles Patterson

Traditional Worship Leader

Charles Patterson originally is from Texas, where he earned degrees in classical piano and organ, as well as in education.  He and his wife Yvonne are longtime members of Holy Cross, where Yvonne also plays piano and assists on the worship team. Besides working on numerous facets of worship here at Holy Cross, Charles teaches beginning reading to Kindergarten students.  He has a deep love for literature, as well as all types of music.  He also enjoys a study of fossils and minerals.  He and Yvonne have 3 sons, Tim, Chip, and Jamie.

Sarah Bell

Sarah Bell

Contemporary Worship Leader

Sarah was born and raised in Central FL. She married her husband, Chris, in 2014 and they have two daughters. Sarah studied vocal performance specializing in classical opera. She also was the Pastry Chef for Emeril’s two Orlando restaurants. She enjoys cooking/baking for her family and spending time with family and friends.

Kyle Williams

Kyle Williams

Contemporary Worship Leader

Kyle married Amber in 2009 and has 3 children; Emma, Chloe & August. He loves playing guitar as well as good movies and good food. 

Andrew LaRoy

Andrew LaRoy

Soundbooth

Andrew has been involved in the AV ministry since 8th grade.  He grew up in illinois moved to Wisconsin and now calls Florida home, after serving 14 years in the Air Force. He enjoyes teaching scuba diving, going to sea world, and building projects in the garage.

Alaina Kaiser

Alaina Kaiser

Nursery

Alaina graduated from high school  in 2022 and is planning on going to school to be a teacher. She loves kids and it shows!

Kenna Wallis

Kenna Wallis

Nursery

Kenna graduated in May 2022. She loves to sing and write songs. Kenna is also part of the worship team.

Dennis McGavock

Dennis McGavock

Chief Operating Officer - CFLCN

Dennis brings his vast talents to bear to empower ministry by overseeing operation for Central Florida Cross Network. He oversees finances, HR, Facilities, IT, Risk Management or as he says “everything but the preaching and teaching”. Dennis and his wife Jeanine enjoy travel and catching concerts along the way when possible.

Christian Jones

Christian Jones

CFLCN Accounting Manager

Christian just joined us a few months back. He loves coffee and rock climbing. He worked at Young Life for many years before coming to Holy Cross.

Rich Heminger

Rich Heminger

Facilities Manager - HCLM/HCLA

Rich works hard at both the churh and the school (Holy Cross Lutheran Academy). He also plays in many local bands around the area and rides motorcycles.

TJ Hill

TJ Hill

Properties Facilitator - HCLM

TJ was born and raised in Lake Mary, where he attended Seminole state’s automotive program. Has been a member of holy cross church since 1993 and joined the HCLM staff in 2018. He is a hard working and dedicated person who is an avid sports fan and believes family is the most important thing.

 

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